ARTIST SPOTLIGHT COLLINS OBIJIAKU

Collins Obijiaku is a young, up-and-coming artist from Kaduna, Nigeria. His work is a celebration of blackness through elegantly constructed portraits. Gazing at his paintings is to be transported into a world where black people exist for themselves, innately elegant and unfazed by the world and its never-ending problems. There is an affective connection between […]

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GET TO KNOW NELSON MAKAMO

  Artist Nelson Makamo, born in 1982, is best known for his portraits of children from his native country of South Africa. He was born with a natural artistic talent that took him to Artist Proof Studios in Johannesburg to study print making. Makamo’s most distinguished exhibition to date was the 2006 Ten Years of Printmaking: […]

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AFRICAN ART GIFT BY JEAN PIGOZZI TO MOMA

  The Museum of Modern Art announces a major gift of 45 works of African contemporary art from the prolific collector Jean Pigozzi. The gift includes a selection of sculptures by Romuald Hazoumè (Beninese, born 1962) and Bodys Isek Kingelez (Congolese, 1948–2015); paintings by Moké (Congolese, 1950–2001) and Cheri Samba (Congolese, born 1956); an extraordinary […]

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CONGO TALES

Filled with vibrant images that highlight the area’s magnificent flora and fauna, this photographic project, which was three years in the planning and execution, offers an exciting opportunity to learn about nature and the environment and it delivers an optimistic message about trust, cooperation, and conservation for the next generation of policy makers. “Congo Tales,” […]

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YANNIS DAVY GUIBINGA — AN ARTIST TO WATCH

      Born in 1995, Yannis Davy Guibinga is a self-taught photographer from Libreville, Gabon who currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada. Focusing mostly on portraits, Yannis’ work is mostly centered around studying Blackness at large and its intersections with other social factors such as cultures and gender for instance. Yannis’ work focuses almost […]

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NIGERIAN ARTIST TOYIN OJIH ODUTOLA

Born in Nigeria, Toyin Ojih Odutola is a contemporary artist who focuses on the sociopolitical construct of skin color through her multimedia drawings. Her work explores her personal journey of having been born in Nigeria then moving and assimilating into American culture in conservative Alabama. “I’m doing black on black on black, trying to make it […]

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ARTISTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

  Barthélémy Toguo, is a Cameroonian painter born in 1967. He lives in Paris and Bandjoun. He has also worked with photographs, prints, sculpture, videos. Toguo produces very powerful works that reflect his socio-political views about African and Western relations. Abdoulaye Konaté is a Malian artist. He was born in DIré and lives and works […]

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